Oedipus Rex Identity

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The Quest for Identity
Oedipus Rex has five different themes throughout the story. The themes are the quest for identity, the nature of innocence and guilt, the nature of moral responsibility, human will versus fate, and the abuse of power. The quest for identity is a theme that is seen throughout the story in the beginning, middle, and end. The beginning shows Oedipus’ unknown quest to find his own identity because he is searching for the person that killed Laius. Little does he know that it was actually him. You can see him searching for the murderer when he talks to Teiresias, an oracle, and accusing Creon, Jocasta’s brother, of plotting his way to the crown. Oedipus truly believed that Teiresias was lying about how he, Oedipus, killed